Photography

Sarah Elise Abramson "Era-less" Nude Film Photography (NSFW)

April 30, 2018

At the halfway point between poetic and unsettling, creepy and beautiful, subversive and classically romantic; Sarah Elise Abramson photographs ethereal images of whimsical characters alongside discarded objects, serving as the viewpoint into dreamlike visions of other people's lives. Her images act almost as a reconnection to the magic within our psyche, often lost through mundane daily affairs.

Fascinated by the subconscious as well as the spectrum of dark to light, good to evil. Abramson finds abandoned object in alleyways, and estate sales, incorporating them into her photographs and aiding in the illusion of the dreamlike fantasy. Often using nude female models as a form of female empowerment, promoting body positivity within the female community. Abramson’s main usage of nude models is to keep her images “era-less,” stating “I think a great photo is timeless and seems as though it could have been taken yesterday or 50 years ago. Clothing dates things, hence the preferred nudity.” With the main focus of analog (film) picture taking. Abramson’s use of film allows for a sense of intimacy within her pictures, allowing for the establishment of a connection between the viewer and the image.